Oct and Nov 2014 Events – Can’t Get Enough

Oct Event Blog ImageDear BUNKSPEEDers,

This isn’t just any old Monday. This is the last Monday of Sept 2014, and it’s the last time the world will get a chance to catch its breath before the BUNKSPEED event machine kicks into high gear!

Let’s dive right in:

Oct 21 (TUESDAY): Cars of Character at Warner Brothers Studios. 3DEXCITE and BUNKSPEED are acting as Presenting Sponsor for AutoDesignO’s “Cars of Character” event. To give a bit of history, AutoDesignO (http://autodesigno.com/) puts on Automotive-focused Design Panel Forms for the Motor Press Guild (the largest automotive media association in North America – http://www.motorpressguild.org/about). These events have been previously held at the Petersen Automotive Museum (http://www.petersen.org/), over the last few years, but this year, they’re doing things a little differently. They’re upping the stakes by not only having this year’s Design Panel at Warner Brothers, but also by hosting some of the hottest automotive designers walking the face of this green (and blue-ish) earth: Chris Chapman, Chief Designer of Hyundai’s Design Center in Irvine, Frank Saucedo, Director of Advanced Design at GM Design, and Derek Jenkins, Director of Design at Mazda, North America.

3DEXCITE and BUNKSPEED will be hosting the event, giving media attendees an indepth look at how our products and services benefit the automotive industry’s engineering, design and marketing efforts. We’ll share pics, impressions and tall tales from the event here and on social media (Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1oyTzOL). Keep your eyes peeled, friends! But seriously. Take a nap if you need to. We don’t want a bunch of you catching narcolepsy at inconvenient times (narcolepsy is contagious, right?).

Oct 26 (SUNDAY): 3DEXCITE and BUNKSPEED invade Art Center’s campus in Pasadena for Car Classic 2014 (http://www2.artcenter.edu/carclassic/)! The likes of Daniel Simon (http://danielsimon.com/) and Syd Mead (http://www.sydmead.com/v/12/) will be speaking on a panel entitled “Street to Screen”, which dissects, in a likable way, the ongoing love affair between film and car culture.

3DEXCITE and BUNKSPEED are sponsoring this event, and will be giving cutting-edge demos of our Automotive and Lifestyle software solutions and services. We’ll be packing realtime demos aplenty, folks! If you will be in the Pasadena, CA area on the 26th, come see how your products (cars or otherwise) could be displayed in a virtual showroom via Augmented Reality (AR), or how our crash simulation co-production with Honda (entitled REAL IMPACT – http://lat.ms/1BxdOBS) can lead to safer and more refined cars.

Check us OUT so we can check you IN to our bright and sunny world of 3D Visualization!

Nov 5 (WEDNESDAY): BUNKSPEED presents a Car Design News webinar, hosted alongside heavyweights within NVIDIA and Daniel Simon himself! We will be presenting the Holy Grail of Rendering: the NVIDIA Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) + BUNKSPEED. We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves, so be sure to stay tuned to our social media – Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1oyTzOL, Twitter: http://bit.ly/1stdnr5 and blog http://bit.ly/1zOmsx2 – for more!

Until next time – stay well-dressed and saavy.


The Bunkspeed Brain Trust, Vol. 1.1




BUNKSPEEDERS UNITE! All 2014.5 Versions are here!
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The wait is over, Friends! SHOT™, PRO™ and ZOOM™ have all been updated with a plethora (yes, we are using that word) of new features and improvements, making our 2014.5 versions our hottest releases yet. Think all-out Presentation Mode in ZOOM™. Think rasterization that allows objects to reflect in other objects. Think…ok, don’t think. Upgrade now to get in on all the action!

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3…2…1…ZOOM™ Launch
Zoom_icon_RGBZOOM™ has launched, and is toting a bag of tricks like you’ve never seen before. Present your designs to key decision makers, clients or your besties easily and beautifully, using ZOOM™’s full-featured Presentation Mode. Compare multiple product configurations simultaneously, while opening up to 4 gorgeous viewports, for more productive design reviews. Simply put: ZOOM™ doesn’t quit until the job is done, and minds are blown. Click Purchase Information below to request information about how you can start using ZOOM™ today!

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Siggraph – With More “Sig” and “Graph” Than Ever Before!

Siggraph 2014, held in Vancouver B.C., was the best Siggraph yet. It showcased some of the most advanced displays of new computer graphics technology, and we were right in the middle of it!

David Randle, BUNKSPEED’s General Manager, presented Bunkspeed ZOOM™ on the lightning-quick NVIDIA® Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) at the NVIDIA booth (booth #1201). Click below to view the full presentation!

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The Chosen Ones: Winners of the 2014 Still Image Contest

(Above: The Grand Prize Winning Image by John Geoghegan)
Your response to our 2014 Still Image Contest call for submissions has been nothing short of heroic! BUNKSPEEDERS have rallied to send many wonderful images our way, and we are pleased to announce the following winners:

Grand prize: John Geoghegan for his Buick Riviera rendering (shown above). He walks away with a permanent license of SHOT™. Great work, John!
1st prize: Peter Hildebrandt for his Perfume Flacon rendering. He wins 1 year of BUNKSPEED SHOT™. Absolutely superb, Peter!
Honorable Mention: Once again, John Geoghegan wowed us with a beautiful rendering of some Knappogue Castle whiskey on the rocks!

All winning images are proudly displayed on our social media, blog (links below) and any other digital space we can get our hands on.

Huge thanks to everyone who submitted imagery. Ya’ll are heroes to us!

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